I started the day with my high-fiber cereal, and had my usual Nutribar for lunch. I know what you may be thinking. Those meal-replacement bars are crap! Well, I know I could do better for my lunch, but there are a lot of vitamins and minerals in it, and I am SO lazy it's all I have the energy and desire to bring! When I got home, I was really hungry. I chatted with my friend Karen on Facbook through it. I realized that if I had some raw carrots, I would have had a few of those. A quick call to my hubby (who, as luck would have it, was at the store!) took care of that, and they are nestled in my fridge for tomorrow. Dinner was tacos, which I ate with a soft tortilla. I would usually have three (sometimes FOUR), but this time I had two, easy on the meat and cheese, heavy on the lettuce and tomato. I took my usual vitamins- a multi and and two omega 3.
I'm pretty happy with my eating today. Oh! And I did NOT give into the evil staff room temptation monster today! There is so very often sweets and pastries in there, and this time it was ice-cream cake to celebrate a colleague getting married Saturday. A lovely co-worker even handed me a small piece, and I said, "No thanks, I can't today." !!! Big step for me. That and no after-school snack. :)
Ok, so eating....check. What about exercise, you may be asking. This morning when I heard the weather report, I had a brainstorm. I should go for a walk at lunch! Gorgeous weather, 45 min. lunch break, why not? I have never done this at my school, but I know of teachers at other schools who do walking groups at lunch. Hmmm. Perhaps! I meant to leave at 12 and be back at 12:30, but left 15 mins. late. Students needing me and that staff room celebration slowed me down. Luckily, I had a prep block after lunch, so I could still do the 30 mins. I was after. I think I will do this walk every day two that I can, since I have that prep after lunch.
My school has a lovely park behind the grass field with a pond and playground. There is even a walkway that circles the pond. The sun was shining, and there was a light breeze. Perfect.
My lovely walk took about 35 mins, which I was very happy with. At home, I also fired up the Wii Fit. I think I will use it as my scale for this journey. It weighed me in at about 217.5, which is less than I expected. Nice! I did the step routine, which isn't great cardio, then a 7 min bout of hula-hooping. I love the hula-hoop! You basically rotate your hips in a big circle, and the Fit measures your movements and counts your hoop rotations. I can REALLY feel this in my core. Better than sit-ups! Plus, it gets my heart-rate up nicely. This put my exercise minutes at 48.
I toyed with the idea of riding the bike too, but figured I shouldn't push myself too much my first day. Don't want to burn out!
I'd like to take a minute to thank my friends who have already checked this blog out and have given me such great feedback! And Troy, I am so excited for both of us to meet our goals!! Woo hoo!
Stats for the day:
Exercise: 48 min. moderate intensity